Ford Ka MOT Results

Registered in 2000
40.6% pass rate
from 3,217 tests in 2017
(21% worse than other 2000 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Ford Ka is unusually good or bad.

  • 40% fail on Suspension (84% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 26% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 18% fail on Component mounting (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 9.8% fail on Subframe mounting (9 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Spring mounting (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Suspension arms (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 6.6% fail on Macpherson strut (12 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Condition (12 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Coil springs (61% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Condition (58% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Location (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage condition (73% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Attachment
      • 0.062% fail on Condition
    • 3.2% fail on Shock absorbers (96% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Condition (96% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Sub-frames (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Trailing arms (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings (42% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Rear
      • 0.19% fail on Front (75% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.59% fail on Drive shafts (86% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Front drive shafts (86% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Constant velocity joints (86% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Bonded suspension (7 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
    • 0.22% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.19% fail on Axles
      • 0.093% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.093% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.093% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.093% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.031% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.031% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.031% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.0% fail on Rear lamps (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front lamps (70% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps (26% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp (24% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Dipswitch (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.031% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.031% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.031% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (50% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.37% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters (72% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Battery (66% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.062% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.062% fail on Switch
    • 0.81% fail on Horn
    • 0.25% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.16% fail on Lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
      • 0.031% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.093% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.062% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.031% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 18% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 18% fail on Seat belts (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 17% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Attachment
    • 0.47% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (73% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (72% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.031% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (21% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Front wheels (42% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.062% fail on Brake operation
    • 6.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.1% fail on Components
        • 4.6% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Pipes (58% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.031% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.031% fail on Valves
      • 0.31% fail on Leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.031% fail on Operation
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components (28% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (41% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.062% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.031% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.031% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.62% fail on Parking brake (43% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition (42% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.062% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (9 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.031% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.12% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.12% fail on Cable
    • 0.12% fail on ABS (91% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.062% fail on Pedal
        • 0.062% fail on Condition
    • 0.031% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.031% fail on Components
        • 0.031% fail on Pipes
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road (26% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Wipers (34% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Washers (25% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.53% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
  • 11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (200% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Body condition (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Doors
      • 0.47% fail on Passengers front (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Passengers other (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Drivers
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.093% fail on Drivers
      • 0.031% fail on Passengers
    • 0.12% fail on Spare wheel (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Body security
    • 0.031% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.031% fail on Load security
      • 0.031% fail on Access panel
  • 9.9% fail on Tyres (16% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.9% fail on Condition (33% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Size/type
    • 0.093% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.3% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Pipes and hoses (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Drive system (9 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pump
    • 2.5% fail on Steering system (36% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack (54% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.34% fail on Track rod end (86% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Free play
        • 0.25% fail on Steering rack (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.031% fail on Other components
        • 0.031% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.28% fail on Locking devices (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.12% fail on Steering control
      • 0.093% fail on Steering coupling (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Universal joint (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Steering lock
  • 4.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (60% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system (56% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions (75% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.71% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.56% fail on Cap (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Tank
      • 0.031% fail on Hose
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.62% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.44% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment

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